COVID-19 has claimed 13 more local residents as the virus appears to be ramping back up in the tri-county area.
Five of the latest fatalities were in Marion County, five were in Lake County and the other three were Sumter County residents. They were described Thursday by the Florida Department of Health as:
- 80-year-old Marion County man who tested positive July 12;
- 92-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 21;
- 91-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 6;
- 70-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 4;
- 80-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 6;
- 78-year-old Lake County man who tested positive July 22;
- 88-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive July 27;
- 78-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 16;
- 96-year-old Lake County woman who tested Aug. 21;
- 76-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Sept. 1;
- 88-year-old Sumter County woman who tested positive July 12;
- 76-year-old Sumter County woman who tested positive July 26; and
- 75-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Aug. 12.
Marion County is now reporting 8,967 cases – an increase of 42 from Wednesday to Thursday – among 3,567 men, 5,332 women, 15 non-residents and 53 people listed as unknown. A total of 884 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,204 in correctional facilities. There have been 235 deaths and 852 people treated in area hospitals.
Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,040 cases – an increase of 22 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (353), Belleview (332), Dunnellon (294), Citra (164), Silver Springs (132), Ocklawaha (98), Reddick (71), Anthony (56), Weirsdale (52), Fort McCoy (38), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (11), Sparr (7), McIntosh (7), Candler (6), Lowell (5), The Villages (5), Salt Springs (4), Fairfield (3), East Lake (3), Morriston (3) and Orange Springs (2). A total of 1,416 cases have been reported among inmates (1,317) and staff members (99) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.
Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:
- Cases: 17,957 – increase of 101
- Men: 7,848
- Women: 9,837
- Non-residents: 71
- People listed as unknown: 201
- Deaths: 430
- Hospitalizations: 1,571
- Cases: 6,921 – increase of 50
- Men: 3,198
- Women: 3,541
- Non-residents: 47
- People listed as unknown: 135
- Cases in long-term care facilities: 487
- Cases in correctional facilities: 163
- Deaths: 136
- Hospitalizations: 486
- Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,736), Leesburg (1,133), Tavares (716), Eustis (547) and Mount Dora (540).
- Cases: 2,069 – increase of 9
- Men: 1,083
- Women: 964
- Non-residents: 9
- People listed as unknown: 13
- Cases in long-term care facilities: 191
- Cases in correctional facilities: 466
- Deaths: 59
- Hospitalizations: 233
- Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (536), Wildwood (385), Coleman (375), Bushnell (279, 137 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 34 staff members) and Oxford. The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 338 cases among 235 inmates and 103 staff members.
All told, Florida is reporting 654,731 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,583 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 647,318 are residents. A total of 42,776 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 21,279 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 12,482 deaths and 40,807 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State.